There are literally ZERO professions that are not affected by the economy in some way, nursing included. Nursing has been hugely affected by the failing economy. You won't have to read far on this website to see that. The idea that nursing and other healthcare positions are unaffected by economics is a lie. Every single company out there, from hospitals to churches to charity groups and etc have to stay in business. This means every single company out there has to pay attention to money (read here: make more than they spend). Which means every single company out there faces times when they have to change how money is spent. This, in turn, affects jobs, through job elimination, changed hiring practices, changes in compensation, etc. There literally are no
jobs that are completely unaffected by government, politics and economics. None. Nada. Zilch.
What you are saying is that you want great pay, great job security, not having to do anything yucky (like bedside care), advancement opportunities, doing good for the world and being valued for that...Did I get it all? If you find this mythical "job" I think a lot of us would like to know what it is.
Every profession has its downsides, challenges and unpalatable portions. This is why people get paid to do them. All you can do is look at all of the ups and downs of each and choose one you think you would be most inclined to tolerate the downsides for the amount of money that is offered.
Good luck in your education.